Product Comparison: Marucci Hex Connect (MSBHCX10) vs Marucci CAT8

General Specifications
About the Product
Less sting equals less hesitation. More barrel equals more contact. The Hex Connect is a two-piece composite Senior League bat that combines Shock Dissipation Connection technology (SDX) with the largest barrel possible resulting in more confidence and maximum performance. Trust yourself. Connect With Confidence.
The CAT8 -10 is a USSSA certified, one-piece alloy bat built with AZ105 super strength aluminum alloy meaning thinner walls, higher response rate, and better durability. The precision-balanced barrel features a ring-free multi-variable wall design that creates an expanded sweet spot, while the patented AV2 Anti-Vibration knob produces a better feel and less negative feedback.
Hex Connect (MSBHCX10)
Key Specs
Bat Size
31 in.
28 in.
Weight Drop
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Marucci Hex Connect (MSBHCX10) 3/4" Diameter Barrel Baseball Bat
  • This bat weighs close to it’s stated weight, but swings easier compared to similar sized bats. For example, my son was using a 2-piece alloy bat 29/17 oz and this Marucci big barrel 29/19 oz is easier to swing.
  • I bought this bat for my soon to be 9 year old son for travel ball. We were mainly looking for a bat with some pop that wouldn't sting his hands and this bat gets 5 stars for both right out of the wrapper.
  • Son loves this bat. He likes it better that the 2016 Easton Mako Composite.
  • My son loves this bat (29/19). He's hit with it for 2 1/2 seasons and uses it at every practice. Still has good pop and no dents. Swings easy.
  • This is a great bat with good pop. My son is not the only one who loves this bat, his teammates are a fan too.
Marucci CAT8 Senior League Baseball Bat
  • This bat is hot right out of the wrapper. Son loves it and now only wants to use his Cat8.
  • This is the best one piece youth bat we have owned. Great for high level travel ball.
  • The sound off this bat is amazing. Bought a 30/20 for our 9yr old. He loves it.
  • Nice pop right out of box. Older son uses Cat 7 for 2 years now. The bats hold up.
  • I bought this bat for my high school baseball player. He had always been a standout hitter, but really struggled at the plate this past season and complained about his bats not feeling balanced (end loaded), and felt "dead". So for his birthday he wanted a new (balanced) bat.
Size & Weight
36 in.
28 in.
21 oz.
18 oz.
3 in.
4 in.
3 in.
4 in.
White / Green
Barrel Diameter
2 3/4 in.
2 3/4 in.
Swing Weight
Custom micro-perforated soft-touch grip
Micro-perforated soft-touch grip
Individually handcrafted construction
AZ105 alloy construction, AV2 Anti-Vibration knob, Ring-free barrel construction
What customers say about "Features"
Marucci Hex Connect (MSBHCX10) 3/4" Diameter Barrel Baseball Bat
  • There is no loud “ping” sound which is nice too. Although when you do make good contact, the tone of the bat changes- it’s just not a loud “ping”. Marucci states on their website that this composite bat has a no-ring barrel.
  • Only hit about 100 balls so far so I can't speak to durability but don't foresee any problems. We are extremely happy with this purchase
  • It’s a great bat and has great pop. Has a slightly different sound than other composite bats. It sounds like a composite, but I can hear if he got a solid hit like I could with the cat7 alloy.
  • The barrel degraded progressively to the point that flakes of metal (not just paint) were missing.
  • As much as we paid for the bat, one month later the end pops off. I am pretty sure the end is not made to come off. We realized its just plastic on plastic.
Marucci CAT8 Senior League Baseball Bat
  • Great bat great pop and it lasts. Highly recommend this bat
  • Good quality and service.product was as advertised
  • We started with tee work, then I threw him about 80 live pitches, and finished up with soft toss.
  • He said that although the bat was the same weight as his other bat and felt the same to hold... it felt lighter to swing (his words).
  • Damn thing broke before the season was over. Very expensive to just literally have the top pop off. Never again....
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacter Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
USSSA 1.15 BPF certified
USSSA 1.15 BPF certified
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